During the summer, I need a look that’s guaranteed to last; one that’s simple and light; and one that reflects summer’s vibrancy while also protecting my skin and giving me that bronze glow. From the perfect vacation nail color to a beachy scent – keep reading below to see my favorites for the hot months ahead.

Hourglass Unreal Lip Gloss in Prose

I really am obsessed with all things Hourglass, and this is my new go-to gloss. It’s glossy and creamy and has a hint of mint. I love this perfect pinky nude shade. Available at Bluemercury, Closter.

Lune+Aster RealGlow Undereye Brightener

I am always searching for the perfect undereye treatment, and I finally found it! This is the best for really brightening the undereye area and leaving the skin smooth and line free. Available at Bluemercury, Closter.

Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 30

This light and hydrating sunscreen is infused with antioxidants and aloe. It is also water resistant and has an amazing light scent. Formulated with non-nano zinc, it is good for you inside and out. Available at beautycounter.com.

Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup Melting Butter Cleanser

My newest obsession is cleansing balms, and they should be yours too! I love how this cleansing balm melts away every trace of my makeup and gets my skin ready to be cleansed. The whole line by Drunk Elephant is a favorite clean beauty line of mine. Available at Sephora, Riverside Square Mall, Hackensack.

Muah Makeup Prairie Rose Face Balm

This luxurious and moisturizing face balm leaves skin super hydrated and delivers a subtle fresh glow. It is perfect to use on vacation either under your makeup or alone. Available at Muah Makeup and Lash Bar, Westwood.

OPI Nail Polish Lisbon Wants Moor

If ever there were a perfect summer nail shade, it would be this. It is the perfect nude pink shade when you have a tan. I get this color all summer long. Available at Harmons, Closter.

Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil

I am obsessed with any type of oil – whether it’s for my skin, body or hair. This is my go-to daily moisturizer lately. It is so hydrating and absorbs into the skin immediately leaving me glowing. Available at Bluemercury, Ridgewood.

Crystal Clean Skincare Jade Roller

I love using rollers on my face when I wake up in the morning. I leave it in my fridge to really de-puff my face first thing in the morning. Available at www.crystalcleanskincare.com.

Juliette Has a Gun Vanilla Vibes Perfume

If you want the perfect daytime scent for the summer, this is it. With notes of musk, sandalwood and salt, it will transport you to a beach vacation in no time. Available at Sephora, Paramus.

Sol de Janeiro Glowmotions Body Oil

If you want to have legs that look perfectly bronzed, glowy and flawless, you need this. I love this oil everywhere, but especially on my legs when I am wearing shorts. It smells like a day on the beach. Available at Sephora, Paramus.

Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Cream

This is the perfect primer and skincare all-in-one. I apply this under my foundation and my skin stays hydrated and smooth all day. It also works amazing on its own.  Available at Bluemercury, Closter.

By Kristin Favaloro

Kristin Favaloro is a Jersey girl with a serious makeup and skincare obsession. Follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pg/beautyandtheburbsnj or visit her blog at www.beautyandtheburbsnj.com to discover all that Bergen County has to make a beautiful you. Have a product you’d like Kristin to check out? Email her directly at beautyandtheburbs201@gmail.com.

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